Here are a few points to take under consideration as you revamp your wardrobe:

1

When buying “off the rack,” the chances of a perfect fit are rare. If it flatters your body, you feel good in it.

If it requires simple alterations, it is money well spent to have a trained professional alter the garment to fit your body.

2

How many times have you spent an entire day shopping only to come home empty handed or with disappointments? A better use of your time and hard-earned income is to find a professional in your area to make a custom creation for you. Certainly, custom clothing is an investment, but done in the finest fabric you can afford and created especially to fit your body, it is a contribution worth making.

3

If a custom clothier is out of your reach, consider employing your local seamstress.

Every style imaginable is at your fingertips in the form of a ready-to-sew pattern available at any fabric store.
Before choosing your material, be sure to have your measurements honestly recorded by a friend or your dressmaker to be sure to obtain a perfect fit.

4

Whether engaging a custom clothier or a seamstress to create a garment for you, don’t hesitate to ask for references or to see some examples of their work.

A qualified professional should welcome the request.

5

When investing in custom clothing, be sure to insist on generous seam allowances.
None of us like to imagine the possibility of finding the need to accommodate a few pounds, but the expense of an alteration will be considerably more welcome than the price of remaking the garment.